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 DeCS Categories

H01 Natural Science Disciplines .
H01.277 Earth Sciences .
H01.277.750 Oceanography .
H01.671 Physics .
SP4 Environmental Health .
SP4.011 Science .
SP4.011.112 Physics .
SP4.016 Water Resources .
SP4.016.132 Water .
SP4.016.132.553 Surface Waters .
SP4.016.132.553.929 Oceanography .
SP8 Disasters .
SP8.473 Risk 17142 .
SP8.473.654 Hazards .
SP8.473.654.622 Oceanography .
SP8.473.654.622.677 Swell (Oceanography) .
SP8.473.654.692 Techniques, Measures, Measurement Equipment .
SP8.473.654.692.792 Techniques .
SP8.473.654.692.792.698 Oceanographic Survey .
SP8.946 Disaster Management .
SP8.946.702 Disaster Planning .
SP8.946.702.667 Specialties in Disasters .
SP8.946.702.667.593 Physiography .
SP8.946.702.667.670 Oceanography .
SP8.946.702.667.670.633 Biological Oceanography .
SP8.946.702.667.670.649 Physical Oceanography .
SP8.946.702.667.670.665 Geological Oceanography .
SP8.946.702.667.670.681 Chemical Oceanography .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Physical Oceanography .
Branch of oceanographic science that deals with physical characteristics of the oceans, such as density, temperature and salinity of sea water, the transmission of sound and light scattering in sea water, ice, tides, and spatial and temporal variability of currents and waves. (Free translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992) .
Oceanography .
Oceanographies .
Oceanology .
The science that deals with the ocean and its phenomena. (Webster, 3d ed) .
Chemical Oceanography .
Branch of oceanography which studies the chemical composition of dissolved gases and solids, suspended matter, the composition of ocean waters and its geographical and temporal variability. (Free translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992) .
Biological Oceanography .
Part of the oceanographic science that studies the biology of marine plants, animals, and other living beings. .
Swell (Oceanography) .
Ground Swell .
Ocean waves which have traveled out of their generating area. A swell characteristically exhibits a more regular and longer period and has flatter crests than waves within their fetch. (From: AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY. Glossary of Meteorology (Ralph E. Huschke, ed.). Boston: American Meteorological Society. 1959. 638 p. Cited in Glossary of Oceanographic Terms. 2nd Edition. 1966. Edited by B. B. BAKER, Jr., W. R. DEEBEL, R. D. GEISENDERFER. Oceanographic Analysis Division. Marine Sciences Department. U.S. NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE. Washington, D.C. 20390. 204 p. Available in Swells are waves not produced by the local wind and come in at a higher period (longer wave length) than waves produced by the local wind. (From: Glossary of Terms for Detailed Wave Information. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Available in .
Geological Oceanography .
Part of oceanography which studies the funds and the margin of the oceans, their nature, relief characteristics, physical and chemical composition of materials, the interaction of rocks and sediments to air and seawater, as well as the action of various forms of wave energy underwater in the crust of the earth. .
Physiography .
Part of geology that studies the formation and evolution of the terrestrial relief and the causes that determine their transformation. (Free translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992) .
Physics .
Physic .
Physicist .
The study of those aspects of energy and matter in terms of elementary principles and laws. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed) .
Oceanographic Survey .
Systematic procedure of obtaining information to study the physical, chemical, biological and geological conditions of the oceans or parts of them. (Free translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992) .